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Here's the Latest on the Whole Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite Vote

As the debate over same-sex marriage continues in Australia , same-sex couples who have married overseas are left in legal limbo by their inability to divorce. "I hope they don't boycott", he said. Some say the idea of a postal vote, costing taxpayers A$122 million ($97 million) and conducted by a bureau that was criticized for its handling of a problem-plagued national census previous year, is outdated in the internet era. Read More »

Stocks veer higher into record territory; oil heads lower

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In New York , the Dow Jones industrial average fell 36.64 points to 22,048.70, the S&P 500 index inched down 0.90 of a point to 2,474.02 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 18.13 points to 6,352.33. S&P 500 also lost zero.two-four percent, closing at 2,474.9-2 and the Nasdaq lost about the same, falling zero.2-1 percent to 6,370.4-6. The RBNZ, which kept interest rates unchanged at record lows of 1.75 percent, also said a lower New Zealand dollar is needed to increase tradables ... Read More »

Venezuelan assembly declares itself omnipotent

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The Venezuelan government reacted by saying the USA was "making a fool of itself in front of the world". In an earlier message on Twitter , Arreaza said that CELAC was a zone of peace where Latin American representatives respect the principles of worldwide law. Read More »

US President Trump's Approval Rating Drops Sharply

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Lots of Republican voters already do. " Trump's skirmish with Attorney General Sessions did not go well with many conservatives, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci's vulgar exchange with a reporter upset many", he said. Read More »

Philippines holds parade to mark 50th year of ASEAN

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However, China's recent efforts at island-building and militarization on the disputed waters have prompted worldwide dispute on who should be given control of the resource-rich waters, through which an estimated $3 trillion in annual shipping trade passes. Read More »

Zuma survives secret ballot no confidence vote

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Had he lost, he and his entire cabinet would have had to step down. Zuma has been engulfed by corruption allegations while in office. In 2005, he was charged with corruption over a multi-billion dollar arms deal from 1999 but the charges were dropped after he became President. Read More »

Come together on health care

Trump tweeted after the bill failed. In this sense, the fact that the Republican leadership is admitting that they may need to work with Democrats in order to pass any meaningful healthcare bills means that some conservative voters may end up feeling betrayed if the GOP can't find a way to pass a new healthcare bill on its own. Read More »

Barcelona are wasting their time over Philippe Coutinho, say Liverpool

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PHILIPPE COUTINHO'S expected £108million transfer to Barcelona has not been announced. And remember, Coutinho only signed a new five-year deal at Liverpool in January. Simon Mignolet looks to have won Klopp's trust as first-choice goalkeeper, but if Liverpool can land Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk , that would be a real coup. Read More »

Paris attack: Hunt for auto driven at soldiers, injuring six

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It happened in the suburb of Levallois-Perret this morning. Wednesday's incident took place at about 8:00 am outside the barracks in the northwestern Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret. The suspect was hospitalized, the official said, but his condition wasn't immediately clear. Two soldiers were seriously hurt and four others suffered minor injuries. Read More »

Donald Trump tells North Korea to stop sending threats

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It's happened many times before because the government in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, has been testing Nuclear weapons . (On Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that the US would negotiate with North Korea if it stopped testing missiles .) "After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea", Trump said in his tweet . Read More »

Deadly earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province

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A 7.0-magnitude natural disaster struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night. Eight tourists were killed in the tremor and a further 247 people were injured, however majority were not seriously hurt, according to state media. Read More »

NKorea examines plan to contain US bases on Guam

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Japan hosts around 54,000 U.S. military personnel, the U.S. Department of Defense says, and tens of thousands of Americans work in both countries. Even among Republicans, more than 1 in 5 say they are uneasy. He says Trump want to "avoid any miscalculation" by Pyongyang. "I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the USA has unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message ... Read More »

European Union calls for peaceful end to North Korea tension

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Though local officials downplayed any threat, people who live and work on the island, which serves as a launching pad for the US military, said Wednesday they could no longer shrug off the idea of being a potential target. The remarks came as Mr. Trump met with top administration officials on ways to rein in the opioid crisis, as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was briefing the President. Read More »

Cloudy, warm Wednesday with a chance for thunderstorms

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Once again, there be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the higher terrain. Monday Night .Mostly cloudy. Small rain chance. Make it a great day! Scattered storms will linger through the evening and gradually dissipate by early Wednesday morning. Read More »

After 200 Days of Trump, Poll Shows Base (Finally) Abandoning President

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McMaster, over the firing of two Trump loyalists". Like trolling your enemies on Twitter , it's the presidential thing to do. Asked about Trump's concerns that Mueller's probe could expand into financial dealings of Trump unrelated to Russia , Christie said that some sometimes special counsels feel "the need to produce something in return for their appointment". Read More »

Asian shares mostly weaker over North Korea tensions

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Japan said on Tuesday it was possible that North Korea had already developed nuclear warheads and warned of an acute threat posed by its weapons programmes as Pyongyang's continues missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Read More »

ASEAN communique a message to China

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The moment on Sunday was portrayed as particularly special as it was on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the grouping of 10 nations with a combined population of nearly 700 million and an economy of $US2.4 trillion ($3 trillion). As for the South China Sea Code of Conduct, Secretary of State Tillerson and his Australian and Japanese counterparts needled China for failing to produce such a code in a timely fashion, because China has technically been working with ASEAN on developing a ... Read More »

China and India square up over Himalayan dirt road

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It's been over a month and a half since India and China have been locked in a face off over Doklam region in Sikkim sector. The standoff in Doklam began when China tried to build a road through the area, which it claims as Chinese territory. Read More »

North Korea Finally Has Nukes That Can Fit Onto ICBMs — US Intelligence

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Ri says in the speech that responsibility for the Korean Peninsula crisis lies exclusively with Washington . Mr English said he would raise his concerns with the United States if the country continued to issue similar statements. "Trump earlier Tuesday warned Pyongyang not to make "any more threats" against the U.S". North Korea is technically closer to Alaska, but Hawaiians are increasingly concerned about a possible attack from North Korea. Read More »

CNN Poll Shows Widespread Distrust by Americans of Trump White House

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The president was reacting to Blumenthal's comments on Russian Federation and his expressed concern over the Department of Justice stepping up its focus on rooting out administration officials who leak information damaging to Trump . Democrats are questioning whether Trump's visits to his own properties - Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Read More »

Jerry Jones induction into Pro Football HOF inspires Bielema

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Decades removed from the playing field, Plunkett shared what his life is like now with reporter Elliott Almond of the Bay Area News Group. But Jones dismissed him and brought in Jimmy Johnson . Charlotte is listed as an executive vice president and the chief brand officer. Los Angeles Raiders managing general partner Al Davis encourages his team before their 38-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984 at Tampa Stadium. Read More »

Trump shifts to opioid crisis

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Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said that the country would not declare opioid epidemic a public health emergency as President Trump has no immediate plansfor it. The opioid crisis has been building for years. Everybody is threatened. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and opioid overdose deaths have almost quadrupled since 1999. Read More »

John Hopkins ranked third among hospitals in the nation

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Cleveland Clinic , Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General and UCSF Medical Center rounded out the Top 5. Northwestern ranked among the top 10 nationally in four specialties: cardiology and heart surgery , geriatrics , neurology and neurosurgery , and orthopedics . Read More »